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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23,613

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

As Good as the Original Alien

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-19

Great story. Suspense at every turn! This short story is as big a nail-biter as the original Alien movie!

  • Sakina's Restaurant

  • By: Aasif Mandvi
  • Narrated by: Aasif Mandvi
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3,523
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,210
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 3,212

Sakina's Restaurant breathes new life into an age old story: the emotive tale of an immigrant coming to New York in pursuit of the American dream. Actor, comedian, and writer Aasif Mandvi originally performed his Obie Award-winning solo show off-Broadway 20 years ago. This past October, the iconic play was reimagined and produced by Audible for a limited run at Minetta Lane Theatre in the West Village of Manhattan. Recorded for an Audible-exclusive audience, listeners can forgo the price of admission and embark on the cross-cultural journey with Mandvi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Entertaining and Insightful

  • By Elaine on 03-03-19

What a Ride!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-19

Just as life itself does, this bittersweet little story careens wildly between laugh-out-loud funny and tear-jerking pathos. As someone married to an immigrant, I can attest to having seen (and sometimes caused), the angst lurking just below the humor in this story.

  • Bolivar

  • American Liberator
  • By: Marie Arana
  • Narrated by: David Crommett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500

It is astonishing that Simón Bolívar, the great Liberator of South America, is not better known in the United States. He freed six countries from Spanish rule, traveled more than 75,000 miles on horseback to do so, and became the greatest figure in Latin American history. His life is epic, heroic, straight out of Hollywood: he fought battle after battle in punishing terrain, forged uncertain coalitions of competing forces and races, lost his beautiful wife soon after they married and died relatively young, uncertain whether his achievements would endure.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • There will be blood.

  • By Joselo on 08-02-13

Engaging Story of South America's Washington

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-19

Well-krafted, thoroughly researched study of the South American Liberator. Great narration, paced like a novel. Excellent book!

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,728

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

Riveting Drama

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This was an excellent drama. Well-written, realistic dialogue that convincingly presents young men struggling to balance their instinctive revulsion towards the death and destruction all around them with their sense of duty and honor--all while trying to wrap their heads around celebrating Christmas in a world that God seems to have abandoned.

  • Crimea

  • By: Orlando Figes
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

The terrible conflict that dominated the mid-19th century, the Crimean War, killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. It was a war for territory, provoked by fear that if the Ottoman Empire were to collapse then Russia could control a huge swathe of land from the Balkans to the Persian Gulf. But it was also a war of religion, driven by a fervent, populist and ever more ferocious belief by the Tsar and his ministers that it was Russia's task to rule all Orthodox Christians and control the Holy Land.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very detailed account

  • By Joel Conley on 08-20-18

Interesting Read, But . . .

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-19

Having read extensively on the Crimean War years ago, I was aware of the general outline of events. Even so, I found it really challenging to keep up with all the minute details, and found myself constantly rewinding what I had just heard in an effort to truly grasp all of the information. This may well be one of those books that is better read than listened to. That's NOT a knock against the book, just an observation of how hard it could be to keep on top of the intricacies of politics, players, events. The narrator's very working-class English accent was at times a little tough for American ears to follow, but again that's meant as an observation, not as a criticism. If you REALLY want to get deep into the details of this often-forgotten war, this is the book for you!

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